oversight etymology

English word oversight comes from English over-, English sight

Detailed word origin of oversight

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
over- English (eng) Above, or higher. Excessively. Superior. Surrounding or covering.
sight English (eng) (transitive) To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight.. (transitive) To get sight of (something).. (transitive) To register visually.. (transitive) To take aim at. (in the singular) The ability to see.. (now, _, colloquial) a great deal, a lot; frequently used to intensify a comparative.. (obsolete) The instrument of [...]
oversight English (eng) An omission; something that is left out, missed or forgotten.. Supervision or management. (transitive, nonstandard) To oversee; to supervise.

Words with the same origin as oversight

Descendants of over-
overboard overcoat overcome overdose overjoyed overload overrated overrun overseas overthrow overtime overweight